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HMS Cambridge (1666)

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Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Cambridge
Builder: Jonas Shish, Deptford Dockyard
Launched: 1666
Fate: Wrecked, 1694
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: 70-gun third-rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 881
Length: 121 ft (37 m) (keel)
Beam: 37 ft 10 in (11.53 m)
Depth of hold: 16 ft 4 in (4.98 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship
Armament: 70 guns of various weights of shot

HMS Cambridge was a 70-gun third-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched in 1666 at Deptford Dockyard.[1]

On 14 March 1674,[2] Cambridge, captained by Arthur Herbert (later 1st Earl of Torrington) along with HMS Newcastle and HMS Crown captured the Dutch East Indiaman Wapen van Rotterdam in the Battle of Ronas Voe, as part of the Third Anglo-Dutch War.[3]

Cambridge was wrecked in 1694.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 161.
  2. ^ "Londen den 3 April" [London on 3 April]. Engelandt. Amsterdamsche Courant (in Dutch) (15). 10 April 1674. p. 1. Retrieved 23 March 2019 – via Delpher.
  3. ^ Bruce 1914, pp. 101-102.


  • Lavery, Brian (2003) The Ship of the Line - Volume 1: The development of the battlefleet 1650-1850. Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-252-8.
  • Bruce, R. Stuart (1914). Johnston, Alfred W.; Johnston, Amy (eds.). "Part III – Replies – Naval Engagement, Rønis Vo, Shetland" (PDF). Old-Lore Miscellany of Orkney Shetland Caithness and Sutherland. London: Viking Society for Northern Research. VII (Old-Lore Series Vol. VIII): 101–103 – via Viking Society Web Publications.

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